Speaker takes away the hassle usually associated with creating podcasts, and puts everything you need into one simple app. Here’s how to use it…
Speaker is one of the very few apps on the Android Market that allows you to create, broadcast and publish new podcasts wherever you are, as long as your Android device is connected to a Wi-Fi network. All of this can be done for free, and is one of the main reasons Spreaker has gained such a large following of podcast-enthused Android users in the short amount of time that it has been available. As well as recording podcasts, Speaker also boasts a comprehensive library of other podcasts for you to tune in to all of which you can track through a Twitter-styled follow’ system. The choice is so varied that you might find yourself listening to one podcast in Angola, and then in the next instance, someone on the other side of the planet in Japan.
This tutorial will guide you through the various menus of Spreaker and show you the basics of getting started with recording a podcast, We’ll also demonstrate how you can practice recording your voice, how to do a podcast live on air, as well as give you some information and helpful tips about browsing through other people’s podcasts. The tutorial itself isn’t difficult to complete, and once you have nailed the following steps, there’s no doubt that you’ll be creating your own audio masterpieces in no time.
1. OPEN SPREAKER
Open the Spreaker app after downloading it from the Android Market. The main menu gives you four different options. For the purpose of that tutorial, tap Broadcast to continue.
2. BROADCAST MENU
The Broadcast menu gives you the three main ways of recording a podcast through Spreaker. Press the Record Episode option to record e practice podcast before going live.
3. RECORD EPISODE
Dress the Record button to start recording your voice. The right-hand side of the app will then show the audio levels picked up by your internal microphone. Hit Stop when you’re finished.
4. EDIT PODCAST DETAILS
inter a title for the podcast you just recorded and listen back to it by pressing the Play button, Hit the Publish or Delete options, depending on what you want to do with your recording.
5. EPISODE DETAILS
From the broadcast menu, press ‘Live Broadcast’ inter a title for your podcast by tapping the New Show button. This title will make your podcast searchable by other Spreaker users.
6. LIVE RECORDING
Press the Record button to begin a live broadcast Once finished, hit the Stop button and wait for it to process. Your podcast will now be fully searchable by the title you assigned it earlier.